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VW waives appeal against German dieselgate compensation cases

VW waives appeal against German dieselgate compensation cases

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen VW car is seen at a car dealer in Bochum, Germany March 16,2016. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo

German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling backing plaintiffs' calls for compensation.

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U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

Published 23/06/2017

A man cools cattle on a beached boat in the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus, Brazil, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.

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South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

Published 23/06/2017

South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group, AgriSA, said on Friday.

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United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

Published 23/06/2017

Members of the Security Council of United Nations await for the arrival of Haitian president, Jovenel Moise, and his cabinet, in the National Palace of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.

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Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. Capitol is seen after the House approved a bill to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the bill's fate was quickly thrown into question as several senators voiced skepticism.

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Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and other members of the House Freedom Caucus hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week.

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Factbox: How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

Factbox: How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

Published 23/06/2017

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

After weeks of discussions behind closed doors, the U.S. Senate unveiled a draft of its healthcare bill on Thursday that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

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Trump says he is `very supportive` of Senate healthcare bill

Trump says he is `very supportive` of Senate healthcare bill

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage for a rally at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

U.S. President Donald Trump said he supported a Republican healthcare bill to replace Obamacare that was unveiled in the Senate on Thursday.

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Two U.S. studies differ over effects of marijuana on drivers

Two U.S. studies differ over effects of marijuana on drivers

Published 22/06/2017

Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Two U.S. studies on the effects of marijuana on drivers in states where it is allowed for recreational use came to different conclusions about whether it increases risks behind the wheel.

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British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

Published 22/06/2017

Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that will pump a forest full of carbon dioxide to measure how it copes with rising levels of the gas - a key driver of climate change.

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